Google's patent license for VP8 [was: Google WebM?]

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri May 21 20:28:07 UTC 2010

David Shofi wrote:
> Larry is right on that the "necessarily infringed" language scopes the 
> patent claims that are licensed.  The license would apply as written, 
> however, to "this implementation" only.  I too wonder if this was 
> intentional or a slip.

There are two different patent licenses.  The specification license
( applies to all
implementations: Google's code, derived code, independent code.

Matt Flaschen

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